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Lean & Green Award
The American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) and the Hand Surgery Endowment (HSE) established the Lean & Green Award in 2015 to honor an AAHS member who has decreased the amount of waste generated by any activity related to hand surgery or therapy as well as decreased the total costs related to hand surgery or therapy, within their home institution or elsewhere. The qualifying contributions of this individual could include publications, presentations or other actions that had a significant impact on reducing the garbage production and/or costs of any activity related to hand surgery or therapy.

Nominations are now being accepted. Please send all nominations to contact@handsurgery.org. The 2020 Awardee will be honored at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Florida.

*Please note that self-nominations will not be considered by the Awards Committee and current members of the Award Committee and Board of Directors are ineligible for the Lean & Green Award.

If you have any questions or if you would like more information about this award, please contact the AAHS administrative office via email at contact@handsurgery.org.

Lean & Green Award Recipients

2019: Peter J. L. Jebson, MD
2018: Peter C. Rhee, DO
2017: Robert E. Van Demark, MD
2016: Mark E. Baratz, MD